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the first explosion two men are seen walking toward the finish line carrying large knapsacks, tamerlan tsarnaev is in front and dzhokhar tsarnaev is a few feet behind. the two are seen a half block away from a restaurant camera. a minute later, bomber one, tamerlan walks out of the crowd with a knapsack on his back. at 2:45, alleged bomber two, dzhokhar walks to the finish line. he has a cell phone in his left hand. the affidavit says he stops near a metal barrier his back to the cameras and he is apparently slipping his knapsack on the ground. he stands there for four minutes, looking at his cell phone appearing to take a picture and a deadly final 30 seconds. just before the first explosion, dzhokhar tsarnaev lifts the phone to his ear as if speaking on it. for 18 seconds he keeps the phone to his ear. as he appears to finish his call the crowd reacts to the first explosion. virtually every head turns toward the blast except for tsarnaev who virtually alone among the individuals appears calm. he glances to the east and starts walking rapidly to the west away from the finish line with
videos online. in the last thing we know is that his older brother tamerlan, the suspect who died a few days after the attacks, was the driving force behind them, isha. >> you touched on his difficulty in speaking. what do we know of how these questioning sessions are actually being carried out? how is he communicating? >> a lot of the questions have been yes or no questions basically, and what we have read from the transcript from that hearing earlier today was that he nodded eded affirmatively is the judge there put it in the hearing. >> do investigators feel that they're any closer, and mentally, these are preliminary questions, do they feel they're any closer to establishing a motive for the attacks? >> not necessarily, but from what they've been able to gather, the older brother, tamerlan, who has died evidently felt like islam was under attack and a jihadist basically needed to fight back. and that is what they believe is the force behind it. >> in all of this, now, we're hearing that dzhokhar, according to the transcripts is saying that his brother was the leader in all of this,
? >> investigators beginning paint a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this young man, tamerlan tsavraev was living and the pull between his life here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucuses, where he had been a transient, going from country to country, because of the chechen war. the m.i.t. officer shot to death by the two alleged bombers did not register in to dispatch to request a description of the suspects and did not alert dispatch he was actually responding to the two men, who apparently came up to him, totally unaware, he was ambushed in the car. shot four to five times it took police 13 minutes to find that officer. that downed officer. he did not even have time to pull at letter on his radio. and you are looking at now, are pictures of dzhokhar tsavraev. that was when he went to the convenience store. it's interesting this entire manhunt was launched because of these actions of these two men, not particularly in terms of them building a bomb, but because they seemed to have out of nowhere, ambushed this police officer and that set everything in m
system. >> investigators are toming through tamerlan's trip in the caucus region. investigators continue to probe hospit links to islamist groups including the caucuses em rit. >> those are fighting in syria iraq pakistan and afghanistan. in 2007 a guy threatened the united states of america directly. >> some believe despite yesterday's reading of his miranda rights the federal government still holds swooifr the younger tsarnaev. negotiate ago plea deal under which he would cooperate with authorities in exchange for sparing his life remains an option. >>> the wife of the dead boston bombing suspect found out her husband and brother in law were the accused bomber the same way all americans did on tv. her lawyer claims she suspected nothing this as they ask another question was tamerlan tsarnaev involved in a 2009 triple murder. molly, we also hear that there is good news today about the victim. >> good morning, heather. two in critical condition. doctors are telling us everyone now in the hospital are expect to do survive. there were 14 patients that lost lefshs. boston medical center say
. and who is the woman who married tamerlan tsarnaev? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. we begin with breaking nudz "outfront" tonight. boston bombing suspect speaks. saying the word no whether asked about whether i could afford a lawyer at the bedside hearing at the hospital today where he is recovering. we're getting a first look at the transcripts of that hearing obtained by "the new york times." it is a court note, the defendant is alert, mentally competent, and lucid. he is aware of the nature of the proceedings. and along with that breaking news, we're covering this story tonight from every angle. drew griffin, david todd and david mattingly are in boston tonight. drew with the latest on the investigation. brian with new information about the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev, the one killed on thursday night. what we know about his outburst at a mosque in january. david has an "outfront" investigation on exactly how those deadly bombs were made. nick peyton walsh is in the russian republic dodged by religious violence where the suspect's parents live
held. three minutes later they stopped and stood together for one minute. then they split up. tamerlan tsarnaev headed towards the finish line. his younger brother dzohkhar blended in with a crowd of spectators near the forum restaurant. at 2:45 dzohkhar was captured by cameras placing his backpack on the ground. over the next four minutes he spent time looking at his cell phone, app picture and holding the phone near his waist. then he raised it to his ear. 30 seconds later at 2:49 p.m. the first bomb exploded near the t nosh line. the affidavit noted virtually every head turns and stares in meat direction in apparent bewi nt and alarm. blah the tapes and still photos show he left his knapsack on the y ound and moved calmly but rapidly away. nds later, the secondloded at t bomb exploded at that very spot. es nf.b.i. affidavit also provides new details about friday's tense manhunt and capture. around midnight thursday a gunman approached the driver of a mercedes s.u.v. in cambridge, massachusetts. the gunman asked "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." he then commandee
by authorities to help bring this man to justice or to bring him into custody rather. tamerlan and dzhokhar led them on a chase from cambridge after shooting an m.i.t. police officer. the chase led into watertown. 200 rounds were allegedly exchanged in the course of that police exchange, as well as homemade bombs thrown out of the window. that, of course, ultimately led to the death of tamerlan who was 26 years old. the older brother. dzhokhar, escaping into the night and ultimately, he was brought into custody about 26 hours after the pictures were shown to everyone all across the globe. of course, this will continue for much time to come as authorities are looking for answers as to whether or not dzhokhar and tamerlan allegedly acted alone or whether they had help in these bombings. back to you. >> molly line, reporting live for us. thank you, molly. >> that is the key question. did they have help and how will we find out if they did? more on that. >>> the stepson of the man whose boat dzhokhar tsarnaev hid in was speaking out about the chaotic situation and listen to this. >> well, speaking
brothers. tamerlan is dead now. dzhokhar tsarnaev accused of using weapons of mass destruction. today the senate intelligence committee. >> there is no way we are going to rest until we see the information at our disposal. >> congressman william ketoing says he is traveling to moscow to get answers. congressman king and mike mccaul waiting. senator lindsey graham blamed a misspelling for the disconnect on dzhokhar tsarnaev's trip to russia. >> i think they did a good job of looking at him. the reason we didn't know he went to russia is because the name was misspelled. >> we are learning about a motive. officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev told investigators it was because of their religious views and not because of ties to terror groups. they got the instructions on how to make the bomb online. i want to bring in the huffington post managing editor amanda turkal. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the congressional briefings. two of them today. what are we expecting? >> i think we -- there are a lot of unanswered questions in the context of the gun control debate. where did
-old tamerlan tsarnaev, to any, any terrorist organization per se, but the chairman of the house intelligence committee says the older tsarnaev who was killed after the shootout with police, may have become seriously radicalized by islamic extremists when he went to russia last year. here's what the house homeland security chairman had to say today on cnn's state of the union. >> there were reports they had suicide vests on. you don't learn that overnight. i personally believe that this man received training when he was over there, and he radicalized from 2010 to the present, and nine months after he comes back from the chechen region, he pulled off the largest terror attack since 9/11. >> after a dramatic shootout with police that killed his older brother and then eluding police in an intense day-long manhunt, dzhokhar tsarnaev is hospitalized. he's described as being in serious but stable condition. elizabeth cohen is outside the beth israel deaconess medical center where he's being treated. elizabeth, update our viewers on the very latest. >> right, what we know, wolf, is a few more specif
, and also what you would expect him to say, the older brother, tamerlan, was the driving force behind these terrorist attacks. based on what the investigators are getting from dzhokhar, this government sore tells me that the brothers, according to dzhokhar, seem to be self-radicalized, self-starters. they were motivated by the driving train of thought was jihadist thought. and all the governments -- i'm sorry all the political or religious implications that entails the idea being, of course, that they thought they construed islam to be under attack and needed to fight back. that's what they're saying based on initial interviews, preliminary interviews with dzhokhar. >> where he's speaking, communicating by writing, by hand signals, nodding? >> not speaking. communicating through nodding, through writing and other ways of nonverbal. he has that bullet wound to his throat. he can't really speak. he spoke one word in that interview with the magistrate yesterday. >> no. >> he said no. and the magistrate said let the record reflect that i believe the defendant, the suspect, is saying no. h
of the boston attacks now with more details about tamerlan tsarnaev. >> he was killed in a shootout with police early last friday morning. since then information about his life has been trickling out. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: federal authorities were searching behind a cambridge drugstore in an area where the brothers' father used to repair cars, looking for possible explosives or where the bombs were made. there is no evidence of a continuing threat. the fbi wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from catherine to karina. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believe the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement saying, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. and now there is a possible link to a murder two years ago. local prosecutors said they're investigating whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of
tamerlan, the older brother, throws a package, a big package our witnesses say, at police. we now know that that was another pressure cooker bomb exactly same device that was deployed against the boston marathon, the device that we have seen the horrific results of. he throws that at police and apparently it functions, it detonates. why don't we have dozens of injured police officers from that explosion in the middle of that shootout? well, apparently what happened as he tossed it, the lid came off. now, the pressure cooker device is based on explosives building up so much pressure that it explodes the container which is supposed to be airtight but when the lid flipped off what you got was a big boom and a big bang and explosives go to the point of least resistance. so these explosives have somewhere to go, which was out into the air without blowing up the container. but i can recall hearing on the police radio last night them screaming over the radio "loud explosion, big explosion here at the scene." and that was probably that main charge. now, when they found tamerlan's body and they
is detonated. we are also learning about his older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev. in 2009 he was arrested for domestic assault after his girlfriend said he beat her up no last year he openly argued with a preacher at a mosque, telling him holiday celebrations were not allowed by islam. last year he disrupted a sermon by martin luther king calling him a nonbeliever. today marks one week since the attack. from the oval office and around the country a solemn tribute. >> the boston area, most every spot in the city is silent. >> reporter: another step toward normal, boyleston street turned over by federal investigators to the city of boston in the sign of ip ves gags intensity, a tree possibly touched by dzhokhar. taken as evidence. and photos of him, possibly tracking the murder of officer carter. some seriously injured in the hospital, hope. >> nearly all of the patients that have lost legs are already walking the halls with physical therapists. >> reporter: still, grim reminders here just about everywhere. in medford the funeral for krystle campbell. one more step to normal. at 10:00 a.m.
government had asked the united states to investigate the deceased brother, tamerlan tsarnaev back in 2001 and the fbi did, in fact, interview the family and him and look into his background. peter doocy is following that story in washington. what did the fbi do back then? >> heather, the fbi says they spoke to suspect number two, tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago at the request of a foreign government who thought he might have possible extremist ties. the fbi combed through databases looking at phone calls, internet activity, travel history, known associates. they also say they did interview tamerlan and some family members, although at this point we don't know which ones and after all that, they found nothing. at the beginning of 2011, he was clean. no evidence of terror activity, foreign or domestic. so case closed. although the fbi did tell this foreign government who reached out that if any further concerns came up, check back in and they would circle back with this amateur boxer in boston. but this foreign government never did check back in. although we have interesting information to
brother, the 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev, had posted on his youtube account. we're going to show you that in just a few moments. stand by for that. first, i want to update all of our viewers on the surviving suspect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still hospitalized in what doctors describe as serious but stable condition. federal officials say he has injuries to his throat. he's unable to speak. he could be charged, though, by federal prosecutors as early as today. right at his hospital bedside. you just heard that from the attorney general of massachusetts, martha coakley, in our interview here in boston. for more, though, on what's going on, let's bring in our crime and justice correspondent joe johns. he's working his sources over at the justice department. the fbi, elsewhere, what are officials telling you, joe, about this proceeding? truly extraordinary proceeding that could happen at the hospital at the suspect's bedside? >> well, wolf, our sources have told us it's possible we could see charges against this suspect today, but there's no guarantee, an
states with his older brother, tamerlan a decade ago. the two lived together in cambridge, the suspect who was killed in a shutout this morning, tamerlan is a tsarnaev was 26. in 2007 he became a legal resident in america, he was a student at bunker hill community college and competitive boxer. this violent and drautic series of events was not set off by police, but by the suspects themselves, who were apparently trying to escape law enforcement. here's how it played out. around 10:00 p.m. last night, the suspects robbed a store. they then proceeded to fatally shoot an m.i.t. security officer and hijack a mercedes suv. the owner of that vehicle was held hostage for half an hour while the two brothers pulled $800 out of an atm. they released the owner of the mercedes unharmed. police chased the suspects into watertown, where this shootout took place. the suspects exchanged fire with police and threw explosives towards them. at one point, tamerlan sarn ev got out of the car wearing an ied strapped to his chest and was shot by police. his body was run over by dzhokah tsarnaev as he fled t
just been answer announced. >>> also, boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev's reported outburst at a cambridge, massachusetts, mosque. what set him off. >>> and was it a sign that he was turning radical? and is there a connection between one of the alleged bombers and militants in his native russia? cnn is on the ground there. we're looking for answers. i'm wolf blitzer. this is a special edition of "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> and the breaking news coming in from canada right now where authorities have just announced the arrest as of two men believed to be part of an al qaeda-supported plot to attack a passenger train, a train potentially heading to the united states. they say the suspects were receiving support from al qaeda elements in iran. we want to stress, though, the u.s. government sources saying this plot is in no way related to the terror attacks that occurred one week ago here in boston at the boston marathon. let's go straight to cnn international security correspondent paula newton in ottawa, canada. she has the very latest. tel
of a continuing threat. the fbi also wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend, leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from katherine to karima. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believed the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement today saying, "we know now that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev." now a possible link to a murder, two years ago. local prosecutors said today they are investigatoring whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of whom was his roommate. the three were found with their throats slashed, covered in marijuana and cash. also under investigation, the six-month trip he took to russia, at a time that rebel groups there carried out a number of violent attacks. as abc's kirit radia discovered in the dagestan region. >> last year alone, dagestan lost 115 police officers in nearly 300 terror attacks. just two years ago, this street was obliterated by a car
. >> the fbi did interview tamerlan tsarnaev. >> we need to up our game. >> a moment of silence will be observed today one week after the boston marathon bombing. >> we're not going to stop the marathon because we're stronger than the terrorists. >>> the latest flooding in the midwest has now taken at least three lives. >> the mississippi river more than 10 feet above flood level in some areas. >> if you're traveling, pack your patience too. >> they demand furlough for air traffic controllers. >> all that -- >> dustin's gone back. at the warning track. he climbs up the wall. yes, what a grab. >> actress reese witherspoon says she's deeply embarrassed following her arrest for disorderly conduct on friday. >> -- and all that matters. >> there was a moment of silence at the london marathon. runners honoring the victims. >> they could never take away from people. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> david naughty language. >> david ortiz spoke from the heart. >> i stand with big papi and the people of boston. >> is my [ bleep ] city and nobody is going --
by the suspects. in the shootout that ensued in watertown, elder brother, tamerlan tsarnaev got out of the car with explosives strapped to his chest, firing at police officers. at least one was hit and badly wounded. tamerlan was killed, with dzhokhar reportedly ramming the car through police to flee. and that's where we are this afternoon. with a 19-year-old suspected terrorist killer on the loose. and a city at a standstill. nbc news' national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from boston. mike, just start us off with exactly where this manhunt stands at this very moment, because less than about 20 minutes ago, we understood that there were two suspects that the police were seeking. now we understand that's been reduced to just the one. >> reporter: right. just another example of how much misinformation has been in this case from the beginning. a lot of this is coming from police scanners, where police think as some point they have a suspect or person of interest and it turns out to wash out. just like we often get bum tips in the news business that never quite pan out
interviewing 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011? where did the brothers get their guns? their training? and their inspiration? >>> in washington, the boston terror attack could become an excuse to slow down immigration reform. >> if ways to improve the bill offered amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- i would say excuse for not doing the bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that! >> i never said that! >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. >>> today, funeral services for one of the bombing victims, 29-year-old krystle campbell. and across boston and the world, the outpouring of support for the victims and the heroes continues. ♪ sweet caroline ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ ♪ so good, so good, so good ♪ i've been inclined ♪ whoa whoa whoa >> an emotional week in boston and we're on top of all the stories, good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. boston and the nation p
exploded leading to capture. tsarnaev's older brother, tamerlan was killed in a police shootout and investigators are looking into his trip to russia which has become a hotbed of islamic militant activity. >> he brainwashed his younger brother from there what happened on marathon day. >> reporter: federal authorities say the amount of evidence is overwhelming including this photo, showing dzhokhar placing a bomb near 8-year-old martin richard, who was killed. families gathered at sunday mass to remember their victims. a whack was held for 29-year-old krystle campbell who will be laid to rest monday.re thae rem hospitalized. >> good had angels watching me y rorter: at mass gener, caitlin kates, credits her friend, leo for saving her life and carrying her to safety. charges haven't been filed yet but will likely include a weapon of mass destruction charge which does carry the weight of the death penalty. john and diana. >> brandi hitt. thank you. she mentioned friday night's dramatic events. abc's martha raddatz has spoken to the police chief of watertown, massachusetts, where the
today. questions continue around tamerlan tsarnaev including what happened during six months abroad and caused his behavior to take a radical turn and did he slip under the fbi's radar. >> somewhere along the line it's fair to say why didn't the fbi follow up on that. fifth case i'm aware of where a person was brought to the attention of the fbi, fbi examined them and felt they were no threat and went to carry out terrorists murders. >> even as investigators continue their work, a funeral will be held this hour for one of the victims of the bombing, 29-year-old krystle campbell. massachusetts governor deval patrick will attend and at 2:50 p.m. eastern time bells across boston will ring to mark one week since those twin bombs went off just feet from the marathon's finish line changing so many lives in this that incident. joining me from washington, pete williams. let's talk about dzhokhar tsarnaev. he isn't talking yet but he's communicating. what more do we know about that and let's also talk about the issue of whether or not charges are coming today. >> okay. in terms of his commun
deveau sayings tamerlan threw a homemade bomb at them and jumped out of the vehicle and started shooting. >> they were having a gun fight 10 feet apart. and then for us, thank god, he ran out of ammunition. >> reporter: tamerlan died from his wounds. police say based on the amount of explosives found, they believe the brothers were planning another attack. shot during the gun fight boston transit officer dick donahue. he had once served with sean collier, the mit campus officer allegedly shot and killed by the bombers earlier thursday evening. today donahue's brother edward said donahue remains in critical condition. >> to our enemies, we will persevere and we will fight because we know no other way to live but free. >> reporter: investigators are waiting for their chance to talk to tsarnaev, he has what seems to be a self-inflicted bullet wound to the neck. federal prosecutors will likely charge him before he recovers, jeff. >> jeff: terrell brown, thank you. >> joining us now from washington is justice and homeland security correspondent bob orr. bob, with the suspect in the hospital,
that must have been for him. then tamerlan the older brother, 26 years old in this family that we are learning a lot about this morning, the 26-year-old who is now dead was -- had bullet wound in the shootout with the police after he and his brother threw explosives out of their moving car. unfortunately they could not save him at the hospital in order to get nor or ou get more out of him. he he had shrapnel in his body. which leads everybody to believe he was going to set off another bomb in this nightmare that has gripped this whole area of boston and cambridge and watertown, wonderful towns in great state of massachusetts that have been rocked in a way they have never experienced before. this it is a very difficult day and he is still at large, so we will continue with our breaking news coverage of this story. joined now by jon scott and jenna lee as well. jon: what an incredible 18 hours it has been, martha. just since 5:00pm eastern time yesterday when the police released the pictures, the fbi released these pictures, to you will lee not these pictures, b but -- released thes
two. these are the pictures that came out overnight. tamerlan tsarnaev. number two on the loose, a fugitive right now, believed to be armed and dangerous, described as a terrorist, he was caught on camera last night, he's been on the loose for several hours and all of boston, the entire city of boston surrounding suburbs in lockdown right now. >> that's right. abc news just spoke to those boys' father, he is in shock and implores his son to himself up. he told abc news, he said that he think his sons were set up and he said they were very nice kids, never touched explosives and never learned how to handle weapons. he said that his younger son is on the run and in hiding because he's also afraid, words from his father. never saw indication at all atwas capable of violence. we're reminded by brad garrett, our fbi specialing at, often these terrorist lead double lives. we begin with chief investigative brian ross, on the ground, all through the night in watertown, brian, a night of gunfire, bombs, police hunting down the terrorists right now. >> reporter: indeed, george. he was las
. and says the last time she saw tamerlan tsarnaev alive was at the couple's home on thursday morning. the very same day the feds released the surveillance photos of her husband and brother-in-law. "the fox report" jonathan hunt is with us tonight. where is this woman now. >> catherine russell right now is at her parents many home in north kingstown rhode island, she apparently went there last friday. federal agents visited that home, we're told yesterday, but apparently they did not speak to catherine russell instead they toke to her attorney. >> i spoke to them and that's all i can say right now. we're deciding what we want to do and how we want to approach this. it seems likely she will ultimately meet investigators, shep, but the attorney clearly wants to decide what the parameters are for that meeting. given that right now she is not charged with anything at all. >> shepard: right. what more do we know about their relationship? >> it appears that they were pretty close. there was a domestic violence incident back in 2009. more on that in a moment. other than that, they appeared t
: eric shawn live in boston. eric, thank you. we are still trying to get to the real story on tamerlan tsarnaev's trip to russia last year and his possible ties to terrorism and islamic extremism. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is following that thread tonight. >> the fbi's handling of tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011 and six-month trip to russia the following year now face congressional scrutiny. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia and, if you weren't, the reason? >> yes. the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned all investigations had been -- the matter had been closed. >> napolitano said the lookout system that flags agents federal investigation no longer active when tamerlan returned from russia in july of 2012. >> the system picked up departure but did not pick him coming back, correct? >> the fbi text alert on him at that point was more than a year old and had expired. >> napolitano's pluck contradict briefing given by the fbi director. >> after talking to the fbi they told me they had no knowledge of him leav
of which exploded during the thursday night battle that ended with the death of tamerlan tsarnaev. his brother, the younger brother, was captured in watertown last night and he lies seriously wounded right now in a local hospital. a justice department official says he will face federal terrorism charges, possibly state murder charges at the same time. we are learning the 19-year-old was at the university of massachusetts dartmouth, just south of boston, every day, yes, every day after the attack. late thursday, he attended classes as well as dorm parties. hard to believe, but that's what we are learning right now. in the tense final standoff, dzhokhar tsarnaev was hidden in a bo a boat parked in the watertown driveway of a resident covered by a tarp. a helicopter overhead was able to take what they call thermal images showing the movements inside that boat. joining us now is tom foreman, national security analyst, tom fuentes as well, assistant former director of the fbi. these thermal images, walk us through, tom, what was going on. >> we were just talking about this a moment ago, wol
to the bottom of the whole plot. >> the fbi questioned the other suspect tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago, after a trip to his homeland. so did they miss an opportunity to stop him? we are live in dagestan with the details there. and today we remember the victims as one family prepares to lay their daughter to rest. this morning we're talking to massachusetts attorney general martha coakley about the case, and what the suspect is and is not telling them. plus, police commissioner ed davis joins us with the latest on the investigation. and congressman patrick meehan of the homeland security committee with what the fbi knew prior to the bombings. it is monday, april 22nd, this special edition of "starting point," from boston, begins right now. so after a week like the city and this nation has ever seen, the country and the city picking itself up, dusting itself off this morning. we've seen some amazing sights around the city, even today, that we have not seen yet. the buses here in boston, those famous "t" buses that have a special message on the front of them right now. you can see it right there
was a islamist extremist and believe in their cause. tamerlan tsarnaev travel oversees in 6 months, in 2012, that was not on the fbi radar that he misspelled his name on the travel records to deliberately disguise his travel or there was a mistake from the russian airline and it was not flagged to the bureau. >> fbi, and cia and every intelligence agency is scrambling to figure out what is coming next. who were they associated with? are these guys lone wolves? it was cleared they were tied to international terrorist groups in chechnya. are they tied to al qaeda? we don't know yet. >> reporter: law enforcement tells fox news one of the ways they were able to identify the brothers as suspects in the investigation through surveillance video not publicly released where you see the two brothers reacting in completely different manner than the rest of the crowd when the blast goes off. they do not turn toward the blast with some foreknowledge much what would happen and they continue on their way, jon. jon: what about their overseas ties for the two brothers, what are we learning about that? >> re
chechnya were raised in the u.s. but in recent years the older brother, tamerlan's, islamic faith had become stricter. he'd stopped smoking and drinking and given up boxing. his uncle said he noticed those changes several years ago and spoke to a family friend. >> last time i spoke with tamerlan, 2009, and i was shocked when i heard his words. his phrases. it wasn't devotion. it was something as it's called been radicalized. he said there is someone who brainwashed him, some newly convert to islam. >> 2011 the russian government did ask the fbi to investigate tamerlan. the fbi says it checked data bases, interviewed tamerlan and family members but, quote, did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign. on sunday some lawmakers said the fbi may have dropped the ball. >> anwr alaki. now this case with the older brother. this is at least the fifth case i'm aware of where the fbi has failed to stop someone who ultimately became a terrorist murderer. >> then in 2012 camm etamerlan traveled to dagestan where his mother was from and both parents live now. he stayed there for six mo
was known about the older suspect who is now dead, tamerlan tsarnaev, and this trip ta hat he took to rusa last year. law makes want to know why is it that tamerlan tsarnaev was able to make this trip in the first place. should he have been stopped before he went overseas? when overseas what did he do? what was he up to when he was over there? some of this is stemming from some of the conflicting stories, quite frankly, chris, from federal officials over tamerlan tsarnaev's status. senator lindsey graham, republican from south carolina, told reporters yesterday that tamerlan was on a no-fly list, that he was on some sort of terror watch list a federal law enforcement official has told cnn that is not the case. and senator charles grassley, graham's republican colleague in the senate, asked secretary janet napolitano from the department of homeland security about the discrepancy earlier this morning. here's bit of that exchange. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia, and if you weren't, the reason? >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to? yes, the system pinged when h
tamerlan tsarnaev may have played. >> how could we miss all of the activity this guy engaged in? >> the fbi seized bbs and a large pyrotechnic. >> it was almost entirely done from the internet. >> he did not need to see his miranda rights read to him in bed. it's laughable. >> the enemy is radical islam. >> i'd waterboard him, myself. >>> you are about to look live at a press conference in boston. where governor deval patrick and mayor thomas menino are about to speak about the formation and purpose of the one fund boston campaign. designed to assist those who are affected by last week's bomb attacks. this takes place as dzhokhar tsarnaev lies in a hospital bed facing charges. his condition now reported as fair. more than a week after the bombing, 45 of the scores of wounded remain hospitalized, and at least 13 have lost limbs. for the victims, the physical and emotional toll comes with a very real financial one as well. massive bills for trauma care, prosthetic limbs and even home modifications. not to mention, lengthy physical rehab and psychological counseling. as such, one fund boston i
, tamerlan's return from russia? >> reporter: that's the big question. how the fbi, which interviewed tamerlan in 2011, lost track of him. what we have learned, the fbi database did not catch that trip to russia, that important trip where he reportedly became radicalized. officials here in washington say his name was misspelled on a flight manifest and fell through the cracks. they're determined to prevent that from happening again. john and diana? >> devin dwyer from washington. thank you. >>> another person who may be able to shed some light on the plot, the older brother's widow. the fbi wants to question katherine russell and her attorney. a meeting is being arranged. so far, she says she had no idea about her husband's deadly plot. and investigators are looking at whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men in 2011. one of whom was his roommate. the three young men were found with their throats slashed. >>> authorities in canada have foiled a plot to unleash terror on hundreds of unsuspecting train passengers. two men under arrest for planning the attack
of the last week. more information about the jihadist video now that the older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev had on his youtube aaccount. >>> but first, here are the latest details on the surviving suggest expect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still being hospitalized. he's listed in steer eerious bu stable condition. an official says he has injuries to his throat and is unable to talk. he could be charged by federal prosecutors today right at his hospital bedside. wolf? >> that would be a pretty dramatic moment if in fact a judge or magistrate shows up at the beth israel deaconess medical center, goes to the bedside of this 19-year-old suspect and formally noichz him of what's going on as far as federal charges are concerned. >> it would indeed. >>> let's take a look at what else we know about the process, the justice department coming up with some formal charges. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is monitoring this part of the story in washington for us. what are officials telling you, joe, what can we anticipate? >> well, first, on that poin
after being warned by the russians in 2011 about cz tsarnaev's older brother, tamer ly tamerlan. nick paton walsh is in dagestan, and we have joe johns in washington, but we began with pamela brown with the latest on the investigation. >>> after a week of terror, chaos and heartache, the city of boston is still recovering. there are signs that life is starting to return back to normal here. there is a sense of relief after the arrest of the suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. now the focus is on what charges he will face and when. >> reporter: one week after two deadly bombings exploded in downtown boston killing three and injuring 183 people, the only surviving suspect remains in serious condition. as federal prosecutors prepare to bring charges against him, law enforcement sources say dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to talk after a gunshot wound to the neck. exactly when he suffered this injury is still unknown. >> this is a complex investigation. and it's hard to say exactly how he received that injury. there was a shootout in watertown. there were explosives thrown. so that's bein
there what could now be called warning signs? >> 26-year-old tamerlan, the fbi questioned him several years ago because they were keeping a very close eye on him but people who knew him say, look, he was a quiet guy. he seemed to be living the typical american life as well. he was religious, devout muslim. a boxer. he wanted to join the u.s. olympic boxing team. he drove a measurrcedes. he dropped out of college to marry an american woman. they were taken into police custody for a bit yesterday. by all accounts this was a religious man but a man who just seemed to fit in very well here. >> still so many questions. jeff, appreciate the insight this morning. >> a question lingering today could the bombing suspects ties to disputed territory of chechnya led them to violence? andrea mitchell is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. >> that's the connection what would have been going on there is what investigators want to question dzhokhar about when he is medically able to talk. officials believe he was following the lead of his older brother, tamerlan, who was radicalized in a six-month t
is the surviving suspect here, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is in hospital. tamerlan born in kyrgystan, comes in 2002. he becomes a u.s. citizen, 9/11/2012. he was a wrestler, enrolled at the university of massachusetts-dartmouth. so many friends talking so positively about him. tamerlan, his older brother, does that travel. he comes later than his younger brother. he was mayrried, had a 3-year-od daughter. had a domestic violence incident. he dropped out of community colle college. he was a competitive boxer. people speaking very positively about him. but, chairman mike rogers, now we have more information about some evidence of him sort of dropping out of society, as it were, information after he comes back from foreign travel, postings on his youtube account and other social media indicating that he had exposure to jihadist elements whether that's connect canned to chechnya and the struggles there or otherwise. what do you know this morning and what do you want to know? >> it's important to understand why, in fact, the fbi interviewed him in the first place. so they had information from a foreign inte
waiting for? go call now! we'll finish up here. tamerlan >> important to understand why the fbi interviewed him in the first place. they had information from the foreign intelligence service about his possible radicalization. they went from there the fbi did their due diligence and did a very thorough job about trying to run that to the ground. then asked more help from that intelligence service to try to get further clarification. unfortunately they stopped cooperating. >> a foreign government asked the fbi to look into tamerlan tsarnaev as a radical. but they closed these. could this attack have been prevented and did the fbi drop the ball? fo rmer senior ncif official robert mcfadden. i will start with you robert. we have a lot of claims here that the fbi had to close their investigation of tamern and we had an fbi gentlemen on last night who says the fbi once they csed it no longer had any authority to collect intelligence domestically. so now what we have got are at least two people that we know of who were investigated the fbi, that being major nadal hassan from fort hood
that the fbi has told you that they missed tamerlan leaving the country and going to russia because maybe his name was misspelled, that was one of the reasons given. we just heard from secretary napolitano that he did indeed, and these are her words, ping when he left the united states, and then the investigation seemed to be cleared during his time away. where ills the discrepancy? what is the truth? because it goes to the question, is our system working or isn't it? >> clearly it's not working. i'm dumbfounded wither 4 answer. i was told dar -- with her answer. i was told two nights ago in march they got a letter from the russian intelligence services that the older brother was a radical islamist, watch out for him. they claimed to have interviewed him. they interviewed his family. they went to the school he was attending and interviewed people. they sent the file back to russia in october of 2011, asked for more information and they never heard from them again and they claimed the system did not pick him going to russia in january of 2012 because the name was mis misspelled. now i hear fro
this morning. he described his 26-year-old son tamerlan who had been killed, somebody who is smart. his younger one who is on the run, dzhokar, a second year medical student of the according to ap and according to the father in russia. he is such an intelligent boy. he expected them to come here on holidays. according to ap they spoke to the father that the younger son who is on the run, police may be honing on now in watertown, massachusetts may have been a medical student in the united states. his father said he was expecting him to come home on the holidays. one other thing i would like to note after all the hours of coverage this morning, much was made of the first initial shots we're seeing on the screen of the base ball caps on the suspected terrorists now how they were trying to americanize themselves. now they have been up to the country for ten years they were technically americanized. i think much discussion in the coming days, what will we call these terrorists? will we call them domestic terrorists? or will we still call them foreign terrorists? martha? martha: good point. as you ju
dzhokar and his brother tamerlan tsarnaev -- who later died in a shootout with police. saturday, the suspect's uncle urged his nephew be honest and tell authorites everything >> i'm relieved that he's alive first of all that there's now a chance to find out who was behind it. second of all i stress that there is a chance for dzhokar to seek forgiveness. >> reporter: on saturday governor deval patrick spoke to reporters saying tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate -- but hopes the young man will soon be able to answer the question of why >> i and i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. those questions need to be answered. a justice dept source says dzhokar will will face federal terrorism charges and may also face state murder charges -- adding that he could be charged before he leaves the hospital. in boston i'm stacey cohan reporting. >> federal agents confirm that the f-b-i interviewed the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011, after being tipped off by a foreign governme
today, new questions about how the fbi interrogated tamerlan tsarnaev before the attacks. >> why didn't the fbi follow up on that? you combine the first interrogation, the first examination plus the subsequent act. when somebody is brought to your attention, you investigate and find nothing and then he carries out murders, you wonder, didn't you miss something in the investigation? >> and today, our investigative team uncovered new details about the suspect's weapons. tamerlan and dzhokhar both carried illegal guns. neither had proper permits nor petitions and dzhokhar tsarnaev was under age. within the last hour the white house explained why the surviving suspect will go through the criminal system. >> he will not be treated as an enemy combatant. we will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice under u.s. law. the united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions and it is important to remember that since 9/11, we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists. >> nbc news justice correspondent pete williams i
intelligence agency about tamerlan as early as 2011 and actually investigated him, questioned him about radical jihadi sympathies. it came from the russian intelligence service, and the fbi says they found no evidence of criminal activities and basically let the matter stand. now, what's interesting is in january of 2012, after getting that report, after doing that investigation, he flies to russia for six months. and then returns to the country and then shortly thereafter sets up this youtube account filled with radical jihadi postings clearly indicative of sympathies with that cause. now, that's not evidence of a crime. that doesn't trigger necessarily any charges, but it's going to raise questions about what the fbi knew and when they knew it. >> okay. michael isikoff, thanks so much. please stay put because next i'm going to ask you about any other accomplices and what officials are saying today about that. thanks, michael. >>> let's get more on the suspects' international links. i'm joined by richard engel. we're glad you're here. >> thank you. >> i loved what you said on "rock center" las
the united states and our neighbor to the north. and tamerlan tsarnaev may be dead bus his wife is alive and well, and apparently federal officials are itching to talk to her. she claims she had no idea what her husband was up to. and bells ringing across boston to mark the exact time of those twin bombings a week ago. the president also calling for a moment of silence, along with traders on the usually loud new york stock exchange. in a moment we'll talk to the lead prosecutor in the oklahoma bombing case. first, fox coverage of the other event quickly unfolding, including mike tobin in boston with the latest on the charges and james rosen on the terror plot that officials say was just thwarted. james first to you on this canadian-u.s. thing. what was the plan? >> neil, good afternoon. canadian officials say this investigation code name project smooth, and conducted jointly by police intelligence, even private sector individuals, began in august of 2012 and climaxed today in the arrest and charging of two men. one age 30, and one age 35. residents respectively of montreal and toronto. t
their device with the help of al qaeda, and tamerlan tsarnaev called most of the shots, and lawmakers on capitol hill are demanding more answers. top fbi officials meeting in a closed door hearing. we don't know how much the feds will reveal at this statement of the investigation but that u.s. officials confirm that working theory, as he puts it, the two suspects acted fully alone. their radical islamic faith motivating them, and they toshed that online al qaeda magazine for bomb-making instructions as anybody on planet earth can if he or she wishes to do so. analysts call the guide for terrorist activity, with articles clerk make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom. u.s. reports the drone create you're in the same strike. the widow of tamerlan tsarnaev has stayed out of the public eye but today her attorney says he is cooperating. >> the reports of involvement by her husband and brother-in-law came as an absolute shock to them all. as a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, katy deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims. >> shepard: we're learning more about her husband's tri
tsarnaev and tamerlan tsarnaev walking towards the finish line with backpacks, a second and crucial piece of video, the fbi says, comes from a surveillance camera mounted on this restaurant. at 2:42, court documents say the still unreleased video shows dzhokhar tsarnaev with a backpack walked towards the scene of a second bombing. at 2:45, he slips his backpack off. still photos show the backpack on the ground at his feet. when the first bomb goes off, the fbi says, the video shows the crowd looking towards the finish line in alarm. but the fbi says tsarnaev virtually alone among the individuals in front of the strauvent appears calm. he walks away, it says, without his backpack, and ten seconds later, the second bomb goes off in the spot where he left the backpack. the fbi says both the marathon bombs were made with pressure cookers and metal bee-bees. they contained hobby fuse similar to this. at the scene of thursday night's shootout in watertown, investigators say they found another bomb and hobby fuse and bee-bees. the fbi says they searched dzhokhar tsarnaev's dorm room and found be
viewers up to speed on travel that tamerlan, the older brother, who is now deceased has done recently? >> last year from january through july he left, flew out of new york's kennedy airport and flew to russia and spent six months overseas. whereabouts unknown. they're desperately trying to track those movements to find out was he just going back to visit relatives or did he go to engage in some sort of terror training or rad dalization? that remains unanswered at this early stage of the investigation. that is one piece of the puzzle. the other question or these documents that we've obtained show that law enforcement really didn't get on to their trail till recently because based on the travel warnings, they weren't date stamped till 6:00 a.m. this morning on both the brothers. so it's clear they really weren't on the radar screen anytime before in terms of law enforcement. so people always ask, where there any warning signs? were these people -- did they do anything that would raise that red flag? there appears to be nothing based on the documents. and the people we've spoke within so
. >> reporter: police shot tamerlan tsarnaev. he was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital. >> this was a trauma arrest. multiple injuries, probably we believe a combination of blasts, potentially gunshot wounds. >> how many gunshot wounds? >> unable to count. >> multiple gunshots? >> yes. >> i'm sorry i didn't hear the rest of that. >> and probably a blast injury also. >> blast meaning what? >> an explosive device, possibly shrapnel, a thermal injury. >> can you describe where it was? >> it was pretty much throughout the trunk, it was multiple wounds. >> would it be consistent with perhaps a bomb strapped to the chest, would it be consistent with that? >> unclear. i think the medical examiner will be able to conclusively say that, but there were signs of more than just gunshot wounds. >> reporter: the brothers were of chechen heritage and came to the u.s. around ten years ago. a circuitous path took them through dagestan, a volatile region in southern russia. 26-year-old tamerlan reportedly was a hip-hop fan, and a gold gloves boxer. in an online spread of photos that show
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